Sean Paul is a star of a dance hall. Everyone, who, at least, heard about him or was lucky to be at a concert of the famous Jamaican that earned a Grammy Award for The Best Reggi Album in 2004, can safely say that.
Sean Paul, as well as many of his family members, launched a sport career but after reaching some success as a swimmer, he eventually refused from conquering the sport Olympus and preferred music. In his youth Sean recorded a couple of his own demotracks and his father showed them to one of the local reggi-singers, who agreed to supervise the boy with a great creative potential. After working at improvement of his skills and search of his own sounding, Sean Paul finally joined reggi-band Third World, keeping on sharpening his skills.
In 1996, Sean Paul presented his first prominent single “Fat Eh Nah”, which was followed by a three year break. One cannot state that Sean’s popularity was flash-like as his individual style and principled stand to sounding of his own songs were not always met enthusiastically. But his song “Baby Girl”, released in 1999, became a real hit. The musician had got his first, really active, professional producer Jeremy Harding, who supervised the release of Sean Paul’s several singles, which brought him popularity not only in Jamaica but among music fans of the rest states of Caribbean Basin. His next single “Deport them”, which topped the Jamaican chart, became his passing to America.
Being in charts of Miami for keeps, Sean Paul was invited for Hot 97’s Summer Jam and became the first reggi-singer in the history of the festival. With this performance, Sean built useful ties and began to make experiments, combining elements of reggi, hip-hop, and R&B in his songs. The experiments turned to be rather successful. On the 28th of 2000, the musician’s debut album Stage One was released. According to experts of the famous magazine Bollboard, this album became the fourth in the list of the best reggi albums of 2000.
The popularity of Sean Paul, as a reggi-singer, who not only recorded singles but created soundtracks to Hollywood films, grew every year. An album Dutty Rock, released in 2002, was a sensation in the world of reggi and hip-hop music and sold over 5 million copies, peaking at number two in the British chart. This album, re-released in 2003, earned Sean a Grammy Award and became the most successful project in the Jamaican career. The videoclip to the first album’s single “Gimme the light” earned Sean Paul a title of The best international video-artist.
Without saying, that was not the last prize in the list of the musician’s titles, awards, and nominations. Within 2004-2007, he received several awards, including The Best Reggi Artist, The Best Pop/Rock Singer, and The Best Reggi Album (twice). Continuing his music career by now, Sean Paul promises to release an album TBA in 2011 that all fans are looking forward to. The singer has six full-featured studio works, including TBA, and that is not going to be the end.